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Acromyrmex Octospinosus - Overview
... Commonly known as "leaf-cutter ants" they are a species of ant from one of the two genera of advanced attines within the tribe Attini ... Acromyrmex can be identified from the closely related Atta genus of leafcutter ants since they have 4 pairs of spines and a rough exoskeleton on the upper surface of the thorax ... small colony size of approximately 50,000 ants, mostly sterile female workers ...
Sphecomyrma
... Sphecomyrma is an extinct genus of ant which inhabited the northern hemisphere of the supercontinent Laurasia approximately 80 mya in the Cretaceous ... It is one of the earliest known species of ant ... They described an ant with a mosaic of features, a mix of characteristics from modern ants and aculeate wasps ...
Solenopsis Molesta - Behavior
... The number of thief ants in a colony depends on the location ... Since ants of this species are so small, they can colonize just about anywhere ... can live in people’s homes without them ever knowing that they have an infestation of tiny ants ...
Lipid Bilayer Fusion - Assays To Measure Membrane Fusion - Assays For Measuring Content Mixing
... Fluorescence quenching assays with ANTS/DPX ANTS is a polyanionic fluorophore, while DPX is a cationic quencher ... Separate vesicle populations are loaded with ANTS or DPX, respectively ... When content mixing happens, ANTS and DPX collide and fluorescence of ANTS monitored at 530 nm, with excitation at 360 nm is quenched ...
List Of Butterflies Of North America (Lycaenidae)
... Some species have honeydew glands that attract ants ... Ants like to eat and collect the honeydew made by the caterpillar ... In turn, the ants will swarm over anything that might try to harm the larva ...

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